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The components of an input section description allow you to identify the parts of an ELF file that are to be placed in an execution region.
An input section description identifies input sections by:
CODE. You can use wildcard characters for the input section name.
The following figure shows the components of a typical input section description.
You cannot specify partially-linked objects in an input section description, only the combined object file.
For example, if you link the partially linked objects obj1.o, obj2.o, and obj3.o together to produce obj_all.o, the component object names are discarded in the resulting object. Therefore, you cannot refer to one of the objects by name, for example, obj1.o. You can refer only to the combined object obj_all.o.